The Word On... Born This Way, Lady Gaga

"'Born This Way' is the battle of wills between the spirited Gaga, who just wants to dance, fight and drink, and the newly-formed Mother Monster who wishes to impart wisdom to the masses. It's an odd mix that has its myriad of highs and horrendous lows."

"It's a storming collection of high-concept pop brilliance designed to soundtrack every preposterously tremendous Gaga moment for the next 18 months. If there's a gripe to be had, it's regarding the length: at an hour long... it could easily lose a couple of tracks."

"At this point, Lady Gaga might seem too big to truly fail, but that's not the case. However, she is too big to be forgotten, which is why it's such a shame that her flame is already burning out."